I really like the immediacy and spontenaety of this painting. It's a two layer alla prima portrait without an underpainting. (Painted in just a few sittings) I painted this piece while searching for a way to abstract and add complex color notations to the portrait. If you can't tell by my other work, I do not want to paint a classical portrait.
“Shift” is a layered drawing depicting the artist in a submissive pose analogous to a string-puppet or marionette. The drawing illustrates a “Shift” or acceptance to an unseen actor, force or idea.